HSE News from the Health and Safety Executive UK

  • Join HSE for live Twitter-chat on injury and ill health statistics 2013/14

    29 Oct 2014, 4:21 pm
    ‘The Health and Safety Executive will host a live Twitter-chat on Friday 31st October to answer questions on the release of today’s injury and ill-health statistics.
  • HSE writes “open letter” to the structural timber industry

    29 Oct 2014, 11:16 am
    Open letter to all parties involved in the design, specification, procurement and construction of timber frame structures
  • Injury and ill-health statistics highlight workplace dangers

    29 Oct 2014, 9:30 am
    Figures published today show that while Britain continues to be one of the safest places to work in Europe, too many workers are still being injured or made ill by work. 
  • The safe operation of ski slopes – INDG371(rev1)

    27 Oct 2014, 3:50 pm
    This leaflet has been prepared in consultation with the British Ski Slope Operators Association. It is aimed at owners and operators of skiing facilities. The revised version includes updated advice on current industry practice and what operators need ...
  • County Durham firm fined over worker’s severe burns

    27 Oct 2014, 2:33 pm
    A County Durham firm has been sentenced after a worker suffered serious burns to his face, hand and arm when he was struck by a jet of hot molten plastic.
  • HSL: Sited-based Assurance on Process Safety Management Systems – Hull, 4 December 2014

    27 Oct 2014, 10:00 am
    Insights to HSE’s Major Hazards Management Protocol. This workshop will share this new Process Safety Analysis tool with safety professionals and managers responsible for risk management at major hazard establishments.
  • RR1017 – Literature review : Understanding how to improve the management of exposure to wood dust amongst construction sub-contractors and manufacturing SMEs

    27 Oct 2014, 9:05 am
    Available evidence was reviewed to develop a better understanding of how to improve the management of wood dust exposure in small and medium-sized construction and manufacturing enterprises (SMEs).
  • Loughborough firm prosecuted after machine crushes worker’s ankle

    24 Oct 2014, 4:31 pm
    A Loughborough company has been fined for safety breaches after an employee’s ankle was crushed by a woodworking machine.
  • Somerset firm sentenced following worker’s death in explosion

    24 Oct 2014, 3:34 pm
     A horticultural company has been fined after a worker died and three others were seriously injured in an explosion while emptying a pressurised tank used to heat greenhouses.
  • Oldham factory sentenced over worker’s death

    24 Oct 2014, 3:16 pm
    An Oldham manufacturer has been ordered to pay £125,000 in fines and costs after an employee was killed when he was struck by a three-tonne piece of steel being lifted by an overhead crane.
  • Burnley College in court over employee’s life-long injuries

    24 Oct 2014, 10:41 am
    Burnley College has been fined £20,000 after an employee was severely injured when he fell three metres while changing an air filter on an extraction system.
  • Liverpool worker ‘lucky to be alive’ after cutting through mains cable

    24 Oct 2014, 9:49 am
    A labourer from Liverpool could have been killed when he cut through a mains electricity cable, a court has heard.
  • HSE Jobs – Marketing Executive,HSL

    24 Oct 2014, 9:14 am
    We are seeking a highly motivated Marketer, who is focused on outcomes and is looking to apply their existing marketing skills in a thriving environment that rewards dedication, ideas and ambition. This new role offers an interesting mix of marketing ...
  • COSHH Training – Practical Assessment and Control, London, 10 – 11 December 2014

    24 Oct 2014, 8:45 am
    Two day course gives detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and, crucially, putting the assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to health.
  • Beyond KP4: Engineered Composite Repairs, Failure Analysis, Validated Finite Element Modelling – Aberdeen

    24 Oct 2014, 7:30 am
    The second in a series of one-day workshops addressing the key ALE issues facing the Oil & Gas sector, originally planned for 6 November 2014, the date has changed and will now take place on 29 January 2015.